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Four Agencies Join Search
for Man Who Abducted
enforcement officers of four
agencies, led by the Federal Bureau
of Investigation, today were engaged
in a far-flung hunt for the lone bandit
who abducted and robbed a Wash
ington taxicab driver and a College
Park. Md., gas station attendant on
Monday night.
The bandit, who held his victims at
gun point on a long ride through
Maryland, the District and Virginia,
finally putting them out of the car
on a lonely stretch of road near the
North Carolina line, will face Federal
kidnaping charges and hold-up charges
here and in Prince Georges County
if apprehended.
Search for the gunman was begun
by G-men and police after Walter
Lox, cab driver, of 26 Rhode Island
avenue N.W., and Thomas Hanes, the
gas station employe, returned to their
homes yesterday.
Lox told investigatiors he was
cruising in his taxicab at Ninth and
I streets after completing some Christ
mas shopping for his wife, ill in Gar
field Hospital, when a man between
25 and 30 years of age, hailed him
and asked to be driven to College
Near Hecht's warehouse, on New
York avenue N.E., the man drew a
gun and ordered the hacker to drive
into a side road, when Lox was robbed
of $5.40.
A hunch, however, saved Lox $20.
“I thought the man didn't look just
right when he entered my taxi, so I
slipped $20 in my sock and he never
did get that," the cab driver said.
The bandit then ordered Lox to
drive out to College Park. Arriving
there, he directed him to turn into
Hunter's Service Station. At the
direction of the bandit. Lox told the
attendant, Hanes, to fill the cab up
with gas and oil.
When Hanes had complied with the
order and he walked around to the
driver's window to be paid, the bandit
threw open the rear door, covered
Hanes with the gun and told him: 1
“This is a stick-up; get in the cab.”
Hanes got in the front seat with j
Lox, but a short time after leaving the !
station the bandit asked Hanes for his
money and when the attendant said
he had none the gunman ordered
them to turn around and go back to
the gas station.
The trio got out of the cab. Hanes
took $50 from the cash register and
the bandit then ordered them into an
automobile sitting in the driveway.
It was a car Hanes had borrowed from
his brother-in-law to drive to work.
The two captives and their captor then
•tarted South.
H. H. Follin. proprietor of the gas .
station, discovered Hanes' disappear- |
ance. At 8:30 a m. yesterday Hanes
telephoned Follin from Southern Vir
ginia and told him what had hap
After hitch-hiking a ride from a
Westmoreland Hills < Md. > motorist
en route North, Lox and Hanes re
counted their story to agents at the
Department of Justice.
Washington Will Be Even Greater
City in 2057, Newbold Noyes
Tells Air Audience.
All cities possess beauty, but Wash
ington possesses beauty greater than !
most because it w as planned by ex- i
pert architects and built accordingly. |
Newbold Noyes, associate editor of The I
Star, said in a radio talk over Sta- '
tion WMAL last night, sponsored by j
the Board of Trade.
Taking a glance into the future, Mr.
Noyes described the even more beau
tiful city of 2057 A.D.:
"Our 'depressed areas.’ our slums \
and alley dwellings should be gone
well in advance of the close of the
20th century. And to the Capital
there should be added the new Mu
nicipal Center, the expanded library
system, \he improved hospital facili
ties, the new schools, the new hous
ing developments we have dreamed
about for years. * * *"
Mr. Noyes expressed the hope Wash
ingtonians would share with him be
lief in the constant growth of the
Capital as envisioned by the city’s
founders, and added:
"Particularly, I venture to hope for
the political and fiscal equity which
the people of the District of Colum
bia require in their ow-n, their coun
try's and justice's interest.”
Reinstatement of Dr. George J. j
Schulz in the legislative reference see- j
tion of the Library of Congress is
sought in a joint resolution introduced
in the House yesterday by Repre
sentative McParlane, Democrat, of
Texas. A similar resolution has been
proposed by Senator Sheppard. Demo
crat. of Texas.
The resolution charged Dr. Schulz
was dismissed as acting director of
the reference section “without proper
and due cause.” His discharge, it as
serted. was "unwise and unjustified"
and calculated to seriously impair the
efficiency of the service for members
of Congress.
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1 Bottle After Shaving Lotion
1 Can After Shaving Talc
25 Double Edge Blades
Total Value, 60c
All For 45c
The Shaving Outfit comes in a
fancy box. The Blades are
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Campaign Toys Feature Georgetown Party
si scene ai me unnsimas party given at the St. John’s Church Parish House Monday niaht
first event where gifts were presented through The Star-Warner Bros.-N. B. C. Christmas Cam
paign. The party was given for underprivileged children by Georgetown American Legion vosts
the seventh Metropolitan Police precinct and the Parent-Teacher Association.
Toy Campaign
iContinued From First Page.)
their blue coats, rolled up their shirt
sleeves, moved their caps to unofficial
angles and concentrated^ on filling
baskets with material for well-rounded
Will there be enougn to go around?
That was the question in the mind of
even the officer who gave you a park
ing ticket. Today it seems doubtful.
Lists of the needy are long. Last
minute donations must be large or
many families, already investigated
and found to be in desperate circum
stances. .will not be supplied with a
Christmas dinner.
Buying shoes for children with
pasteboard thrust over holes in their
soles is one way cash donations to the
Metropolitan Police party are spent.
The remainder goes to supplementing
I food donations for Christmas baskets
! with wholesale purchases contracted
| by Capt. Joseph C. Morgan, in charge
of the party, and for emergency aid
all through the year. Often this
means coal for families existing with
out heat in winter weather, or a little
cash to keep cooking gas meters from
being discontinued until the father
of the family gets a job.
Brush Tragedies Constantly.
How does it happen, it is asked,
that the police are concerned with
i charity? It is because, while they go
about their duties, they see daily the
| tragedies of mankind and that per
sonal contact with disaster always
softens hearts. You may read in
your paper that a man was run over
by a car, sustained a fractured skull,
and was taken to the hospital where
it was thought he would recover.
Then you turn to th£ next page.
But it is usually a policeman that
takes jhe news to his home. When
the family is one of extremely limited
means he recognizes that expression
on the face of the wife which means
that she is not only frantic over her
husband's chances of survival, but
about how she will feed her children
without his wages. So it is that all
over the country police have drifted
into the habit of helping needy per
sons when circumstances beyond their
control — ill health, unemployment, 1
death of the breadwinner — remove
their means of support. It is time
aside from their official work that is
donated to such events as the annual
Christmas party in Washington.
Cash, Food and Clothing.
Cash donations for Christmas may
be sent to Capt, Morgan, precinct live,
or to the National Guard Armory,
Sixth street and Pennsylvania avenue
N.W., made out to "Metropolitan Po
lice Christmas Party.” Donations of
food and clothing—there is an acute
demand for both—may be taken to the
armory or your nearest precinct sta
tion house, or will be called for if you
telephone Mrs. Ada Minnix, Repub
lic 0883.
Following is the list of precinct sta
tions: First. New Jersey avenue be
tween D and E streets N.W.; second,
U street between Ninth street and
Vermont avenue N.W.; third, K street
between Twentieth and Twenty-first
streets N.W.; fourth. E street between
Fourth and Sixth streets S.W.: fifth,
Fifth and E streets S.E.; sixth, Nichol
son street betw>een Thirteenth and
Fourteenth streets N.W.; seventh, Vol
ta place, Georgetown; eighth, Albe
marle street, west of Wisconsin ave
nue, near Forty-second street N.W.;
ninth. Ninth street between E and P
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American Girl Stowaway
Held Aboard German Liner
B» the Associated Press.
CHERBOURG, Prance, Dec. 22.—A
well-dressed but penniless American
girl stowaway was held aboard the
German liner Hansa today after port
authorities refused to allow her ashore.
The 25lvear-old girl concealed her
identity. When she was taken before
the Hansa's captain the day after the
liner sailed from New York she said
she was "Katherine^ Schwartz”—but
that the name "might not" be her own.
She was given a stateroom in third
class and continued to keep her iden
tity secret.
The captain had wanted his "ship's
mystery” stowaway transferred to the
New York-bound liner Hamburg.
When permission was refused to put
streets N.E.: tenth. Park road between
Georgia and Sherman avenues N.W.:
eleventh, Nichols avenue and Chicago
street S.E., Anacostia; twelfth, Sev
enteeth street and Rhode Island ave
nue N.E.; harbor, foot of Seventh and
Water streets S.W.
Federal employes are reminded that
donations at their building collection
centers between now and Christmas
will go to the Metropolitan Police
Christmas party, allied with The Star
Warner Bros.-N. B. C. Christmas Cam
IT. S. Army Unit Supplies Food,
Toys and Clothing for
Worthy Family.
There is a Santa Claus!
Of this fact there is no doubt in
the minds of a family of six children
who today were guests of honor of the
transportation branch, Finance Office,
United States Army.
Warm clothing, shoes and toys were
distributed by Kris Kringle himself at
the annual Christmas party held in
co-operation with The Star-Warner
Bros.-N. B. C. Christmas Campaign in
the Munitions Building.
Ice cream and cake was served fol
lowing a program that included mus
ical numbers, and a kiddies' revue
presented through the courtesy of Miss
Julia Cunningham by her pupils.
When the happy half-dozen left for
home it was with anticipation of still
another treat, for their parents car
ried with them a basket containing a
huge turkey and all the trimmings.
Prominent among the guests in at
tendance were Maj. Gen. Fred W.
Boschen, chief of finance, U. S. A.;
Maj.- Gen. Fred W. Coleman, former
chief of finance; Col. L. S. Morey and
Lt. Col. R. L. Cave, in charge of the
transportation branch.
Employes of this branch wished to
take entire care of one family for
Christmas and secured the name of
one on lists prepared by the metro
politan police for their Christmas
her ashore, however, the girl continued
with the Hansa to Hamburg, Germany.
An American who described herself
as "Elizabeth Schwartz of Chicago”
pleaded unavailingly with a British
court in Glasgow, Scotland, last Au
gust not to return her to the United
States. •
"Send me to jail, but don’t send me
back to America—I hate America,”
she implored the court.
Twice a stowaway, the girl was
found aboard the United States liner
California and was said to have hid
den also on the British liner Queen
She was sent back to the Uitlted
States and on her arrival here identi
fied herself also as "Molly Schwartz”
and "Molly Mollison." She said she
had stowed away on the California to
marry an Englishman in answer to a
matrimonial advertisement.
$10,000,000 SOUGHT
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United Fruit Co. Files Action Due
to Mail Contract Can
Damages of *10.000.000 are sought
from the United States In a suit filed
in the Court of Claims yesterday by
the United Fruit Co. as a result of
cancellation of two foreign ocean mail
contracts entered into under the old
Merchant Marine Act of 1928.
The suit was instituted to protect
the interests of the company in event
negotiations for settlment now pend
ing with the Martitime Commission
fall through.
Under the new Merchant Marine
Act, all ocean mail contracts were
canceled as of June 30 last. The
United Fruit Co. seeks reimburse
ment for termination of these pacts
in advance of the 10-year period they
originally were intended to run. and
for the excess costs involved by build
ing in American yards and operating
under the American flag, six vessels
representing an investment of *21,
The company, the suit says, does
not feel that the Maritime Commission
"has made a reasonable offer of settle
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G. 0. P. NAMES 27 MORE
Program Committee Acceptances
Now Total 157.
The Republican National Commit
tee announced yesterday 27 more
Piersons had accepted membership on
the party's recently created Program
Committee. Acceptances now total 157.
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Tokio Claims Americans
May Have Received Stray
Machine Gun Bullets.
TOKIO, Dec. 22.—The foreign of
fice, in what it called an “Interim re
port’’ on sinking of the United States
gunboat Panay by Japanese planes,
declared today Japanese surface boats
were machine-gunning Chinese at the
time “and there might have been
stray bullets flying toward the Panay”
from these surface boats.
The report declared also that the
Japanese flyers, who sank the gun
boat in the Yangtze River above
Nanking, also bombed Japanese troops
and killed two soldiers despite the
fact the troops waved 10 Japanese
“It has been reported that when
the Panay was bombed army launches
fired on the gunboat and also that
Japanese soldiers boarded the Panay,"
the statement said.
"Japanese military authorities have
done everything in their power to
ascertain the facts regarding the inci
dent. Unfortunately, various army
units are scattered over' a wide area
and means of communication are
inadequate so investigations have
been delayed.
Probe Is Progressing.
“Investigations still are progressing, I
conducted b» military authorities on j
the spot in co-operation with a staff !
officer of imperial headquarters who
was dispatched from Tokio after the
The report continued:
'So far it is established that Jap
anese soldiers boarded the Panay with ;
friendly intentions, but no evidence i
was discovered showing the ship was
the target of intentional shooting.
“At approximately 2 p m., December
12. a certain unit of motor launches
left Taiping for Pukow. In the
course of the journey downstream, two
launches, acting as scouts, met at a [
point below Taiping five steam ves- 1
sets which they judged were being used
by Chinese troops and accordingly re
turned to report the discovery to their
main unit.
“On receipt of this report the entire i
I unit landed on the right bank of the ,
! river. While watching they sighted j
' Japanese naval aircraft bomb the
above-mentioned group of vessels. The
distance between the ships and tile \
army unit then was about 2,000 meters j
(about a milet.
Ordered Care of Wounded.
“The Japanese soldiers saw' wounded
from the first ship being carried to
ward the shore. Immediately after
the second bombing a commander
approached the ship and discovered
it was American. Thereupon he Im
mediately ordered his men to care
for the wounded who were carried to
shore. Two Japanese commanders
were discussing the situation when a
third bomb dropped in the vicinity.”
The foreign office declined to say
whether the "interim report” would
serve as a reply or as basis for a reply
to American notes protesting the at
tack on the Panay.
The report said:
“A commander then ordered 10
soldiers to wave Japanese flags in
order to make the airmen cease [
bombing. The latter failed to recog- j
nize the signal and continued to
bomb the ship which finally caught
fire. There were casualties among
the Japanese (two dead, three
wounded, including a commander ). j
It later was discovered another ves
sel which was sinking neftr the left
bank of the river also was American.
Another commander sent 10 men and
an officer for rescue work.
"The officer and one man boarded
her for a minute or two: failing to
find any one aboard, they left imme
diately. ilt was later found this vessel
was the Panay.)
Steamer Fleeing Scene.
“At the same time there was a small
steamer (later found to be the Chinese
ship Lintai with 14 or 15 Chinese
soldiers aboard fleeing the neighbor
hood of the incident.
"Although the distance from'the
steamer was about 1.800 meters (about
Wanders Away From His Home,
Man, 82, Found by Relatives
William J. Bean Is Dis
covered Mile From
An 82-year-old man, reported miss
ing yesterday afternoon, was found
last night a mile from home, but now
that he's with his family again he
can’t tell a thing about his experi
“By “yesses and noea,” the only
words William J. Bean is able to utter,
due to partial paralysis of his throat,
anxious relatives found he • was not
molested in his wanderings.
Mr. Bean, who lives with his daugh
ter, Mrs. W. C. Miller, 2520 Eleventh
street N.W., started out on his daily
walk at 2:30 o’clock. When he had not
returned at 4:30, another daughter,
Mrs. K. L. Mook, 19 Fifth street N.E.,
notified police.
Mrs. Mook and her husband started
out in their automobile to cruise the
neighborhood .while Mrs. Miller stayed
near the telephone to await word from
the police.
“We were nearly frantic,’' Mrs.
Miller said today. “We knew father
couldn't tell any one where he lives,
because of his throat, and we were so
afraid he’d become exhausted or some
one would hurt him.”
At 10 o'clock last night the Mooks
found Mr. Bean, tired and confused.
a mile), Japanese troops fired from
the land and a motor launch pursued
the Linta, firing machine guns. The
Chinese steamer was captured.
“As abole stated, the shooting was
aimed at the Chinese vessel, the Linta,
and the American ships were never
objectives. It is supposed the allega
tion of the machine-gunning of the
Panay was made on the part of those
who mistook this, and it is supposed
there might have been stray bullets
flying toward the Panay.
“Briefly, the Japanese military!
forces had no hostile intentions what- i
ever toward American ships or na
tionals. It is impossible that a Japa
nese force should ever intentionally
attack or trespass on any American
ship, knowing the vessel as such.
“Actually, the Japanese soldiers at
the front are well disposed toward
foreigners, especially Americans, as
may be seen by the manner in which
the American wounded were treated
in the present case.”
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The Federated Malay States gov
ernment, has just contributed $1,500,
000 to the Imperial air forces.
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Star Staff Photo.
on Ninth street near U street N.W.
"He takes little walks every day,”
Mrs. Miller explained, "and I guess
he Just went too far and couldn’t find
his way back home again. Evidently
he was following the Ninth street car
line, thinking it was the Eleventh
street line and would lead him home
Reflectori Mark Highway.
SACRAMENTO. Calif. UP).—A curb
ing that reflects the light of an auto s
headlights, thus clearly marking the
edge of pavement, has been designed
by the California Division of High- j
ways. It is expected to prove valu- i
a*le in showing the dividing strip in i
two-lane highways, now being widely
used in this State.
California Senator
On Florida Holiday
Is Afraid to Talk
Bj the Associated Press.
MIAMI BEACH, Fla , Dec. 22
California's Senator Hiram W.
Johnson settled down here for a
two-week stay admitting he was
“kidded a great deal" about va
cationing in Florida
He declined to comment on na
tional affairs or the Florida cL
mate. “If I talked at all I'd prob
ably talk too much," he said.
German Exhibits Shown.
German exhibits were prominent at
the 1937 Milan International Aircraft
Exposition in Italy.
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C hristmas a t -
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